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Goodyear Announces Intelligent Tires for Last-Mile Delivery

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June 16, 2021

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has announced a tire intelligence solution aimed at cargo van fleets. The Goodyear SightLine system aims to help enable seamless, safe and reliable mobility for vehicles serving field service, construction and last-mile delivery solutions.

The company’s proprietary predictive maintenance technologies aim to address challenges facing drivers and fleet managers, including predicting breakdowns, minimizing downtime and monitoring tire pressure and wear for enhanced safety and cost-efficient mobility. The systems are expected to be available later this year to original equipment customers and emerging fleet and mobility providers. The system uses sensors with cloud-based algorithms to communicate with fleet operators in real-time.

“Much like smart watches that monitor vitals like heart rates and oxygen levels, Goodyear SightLine’s tire intelligence monitors the health of a tire,” said Chris Helsel, senior vice president, global operations and chief technology officer. “Goodyear SightLine takes the mystery out of understanding tires and provides proactive mobility insights to communicate when tires need service or replacement.”

The company said it has accumulated billions of test miles on solutions powered by SightLine through pilot programs, with a goal to have tire intelligence in all new products by 2027. In addition, the system can provide feedback on road conditions, enabling connected and autonomous mobility. Goodyear said its technology integrated into a vehicle control system can reduce stopping distance loss by 30%.

More details on the system are available at the Goodyear SightLine website.

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